Safety Council

Engage Estero Safety Council is made of volunteers serving as a voice for the citizens of greater Estero on safety and transportation priorities and issues. We advocate for related solutions to Village, County, and State Government organizations.

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Traffic on Corkscrew Road – Traveling East Corkscrew Road. Is it Safer?

Traffic on Corkscrew Road – Traveling East Corkscrew Road. Is it Safer?

East Corkscrew Road had improvements in 2014/2015 to help with traffic, but it was not enough. Lee County Department of Transportation (LDOT) collaborated with the developer as the Wild Blue Estero, FL development was planned and approved. LDOT required the Wild Blue east entrance to line up with Bella Terra Blvd.

In 2018, with road impact fees, LDOT installed a traffic signal at Bella Terra Blvd and Corkscrew Road. In April 2021, East Corkscrew Road widening, Phase I (Ben Hill Griffin to the east border of Bella Terra) started. As the Rivercreek development was planned and approved, working with LDOT, their entrance was aligned with the west entrance of Wild Blue. In 2023, the Rivercreek developer, GL Homes, worked with LDOT to fund a traffic signal. There is still hope the Wild Blue community will pay their fair share, as the warrants are not there for LDOT to fund a traffic signal.

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The State of Development: GECR Quarter 3, 2023

The State of Development: GECR Quarter 3, 2023

September 2023 Greater Estero Community Report Our 3rd GECR provides an essential update on the various building developments that will likely be scheduled in greater Estero over the next few years, together with an update on what changes we can expect regarding our...

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Environment Council

Engage Estero Environment Council is a volunteer group focusing on improving water and air quality and mitigating and eliminating the effects of climate warming in greater Estero.

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Health Council

Engage Estero Community Health Council comprises health* and safety-minded volunteers who think about community health comprehensively with a common desire to improve the overall health of the citizens of greater Estero.

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Your Healthcare Actions for 2024

Your Healthcare Actions for 2024

Health: Your Healthcare Actions for 2024                  In the early part of the New Year, taking stock of your health and the actions you should consider to help minimize your reliance on physicians and other healthcare...

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What helps to enhance Longevity?

What helps to enhance Longevity?

What helps to enhance Longevity?During the recent Engage Estero Community Meeting on January 25th at the Estero Recreational Center, Jodi Walborn, Blue Zones, and Policy Lead discussed the thought-provoking but realistic insight into what we can do to increase our...

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Education Council

Engage Estero mobilizes volunteers in our schools, sponsors scholarships, and promotes the involvement of the community through announcements and public forums.

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Updates on Issues of Impact

Engage Estero believes the best way to get a community involved is to make sure they are aware of the issues impacting their future, and know how to impact those decisions before they are made. We conduct and publish original research and articles aimed at getting residents Engaged.

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With the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus making headlines across the world, Lee Health wants to answer your questions and keep you healthy.

A few key things to know:

  • There are seven known coronaviruses that can affect humans, and four of them are relatively common and cause cold-like symptoms. Just because someone is diagnosed with coronavirus, that does not mean it is the COVID-19 strain.
  • Handwashing remains both the simplest and most effective way to curb the spread of infectious disease. The CDC’s websitecontains information on the proper handwashing techniques. While not as effective as handwashing, hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol can be used when soap and water is not available.
  • Utilizing telemedicine to directly speak to a doctor or advanced provider about your symptoms and travel history is a convenient alternative to risking additional exposure in an emergency room physician office setting. The fee has been discounted to $29 through March.
  • Lee Telehealth can be accessed at this link: org

Lee Health has a robust public health awareness webpage to provide the Southwest Florida community with the latest updates on COVID-19 and how they can help prevent the spread of the virus. The webpage can be accessed through the home page on leehealth.org or directly by visiting our public health page.

The webpage contains vital information for the community, including sections on the basics of COVID-19, prevention, Lee Health’s preparedness and important updates from the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). The webpage aims to clear up the many misconceptions about COVID-19 while also providing the most up-to-date information.

Lee Health officials are ready at every location – including at Lee Health Coconut Point — if COVID-19 makes its way into our area.